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A slice of hip hop: “Imma Beast” by Prince Mick

“Imma Beast” by 22-year-old Prince Mick is raw and powerful, as is the video featured here. The gritty groove, built on top of a driving drumbeat, captures the feel of the stark, bleak Chicago cityscape captured in the video. Prince … Continue reading

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Music I like: “Get 2 You” by ILL Son

“Get 2 You” by ILL Son is sweet. The song evokes hip hop and urban contemporary (for some reason I thought of “Knockin’ Da Boots by H-Town when I first heard this song). When you listen to “Get 2 You,” … Continue reading

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Music I like: “Be With-Without You” by Symon G. Seyz

Be With-Out You by SymonG,Seyz “Be With-Without You” by Symon G. Seyz caught my ear because of its smooth arrangement reminiscent of better ‘70s R&B. What makes the song is SymonG’s soulful rap punctuated by a recurring Isley Brothers-style guitar … Continue reading

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Music I like: “I Get Da Money” by Spade

The Global 14 social destination run by Jermaine Dupri is a hotbed of emerging music from aspiring hip-hip and rap stars. One of the benefits of being a member is having artists share their music with you personally. It’s like … Continue reading

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Why Amazon and Netflix don’t always know best

It’s far too easy to allow ourselves to be led around by the nose. Amazon tells us what to buy. Netflix and Pandora suggest movies and music based on our tastes. Facebook and Google+ suggest friends to us. Twitter tells … Continue reading

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Does Myspace have a future?

The future certainly looks bleak for MySpace. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that advertisers are wary of Myspace and cited companies such as PepsiCo, which has not run an ad on Myspace since 2009. And according to comScore, the … Continue reading

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Jermaine Dupri: musically social

Think the world already has enough social networks? Well, get ready for another one: Global 14, launched recently by Grammy-award winning producer Jermaine Dupri. Global 14 focuses on the interests of the rap and hip-hop communities. The site features 500 discussion … Continue reading

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